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Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church

Cleburne County, near Heflin, Alabama

Sunday, May 21, 2006

The annual Decoration Day singing at Cane Creek Primitive Baptist Church was held on the third Sunday in May. The class was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Stanley Edwards leading 59. The morning prayer was offered by Elder Neal Prichard. Stanley Edwards led 340.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Hester Edwards; Arranging Committee—Pearl Guier, Pam Nunn, and Donna Bell.

Leaders: Cecil Roberts 277, 135; Pearl Guier 100 (for Hester Edwards), 101t; Jeff Sheppard 172, 192 (for Howard McGuire); Lou Cotney 384, 222; Tony Hammock 111b, 283; Sylvia Holland 339, 348b; C.W. Garner 56t, 56b; Reba Norton 61, 441; Lewis Norton 30b, 45t.


The class was called back to order with Stanley Edwards leading 530. Leaders: Donna Bell 164, 113; Robert Chambless 480, 72b; Cindy Stephens 108t, 452; George Garner 318; Karen Reaves 457, 410t; Phil Summerlin 74b, 73b.

Glenda Rollins conducted the memorial lesson. The following deceased were remembered: Alice Edwards, I.V. McWhorter, Norman Norton, Nancy Allen, Pauline Howle, Ledus Owen, Sherri Edwards, Winfred Iverson, Ruth Thompson, and Louise Jones Allen. Hester Edwards, Alma Owen, Louise Owen and James Edwards led 104, 274t (in memory of Alice Edwards and Ledus Owen). Stanley Edwards led 47b (in memory of Sherri Edwards and all other deceased.

Jeff Sheppard led 176b and 323b (by request) in honor of the following sick and shut-ins: Pauline Jones Borden, Cordia Robinson, Dale Harris, the Howard Shockley family, and the military forces. The memorial was closed with prayer offered by Elder Lewis Norton. Charles Norton gave a report on the cemetery.


The class was called to order by Cecil Roberts leading 335, 303. Leaders: Evelyn Harris 47t, 155; Eunice Webb 203; Marilyn Bradley 503, 49b; Michael Turner 358, 294; Louise Owen 143, 445; Billy Joe Harris 317, 127; Mary Lee Smith 327, 460; Glenda Collins 375, 124; Judy Chambless 32t, 569 (t? b?); Shelbie Sheppard 142, 147t; Corene Laminack 63; Ann Simpson 87, 282; Pam Nunn 300, 556; Jeff Sheppard and Bernice Steadman 408.

After announcements were made, Stanley Edwards and Cecil Roberts led 42 as the closing song. The class was dismissed with prayer offered by George Garner.

Chairman—Stanley Edwards; Vice Chairman—Cecil Roberts; Secretary—Hester Edwards.